Shelby cars

In celebration of the original 1965 Shelby GT350’s 45th anniversary, Shelby American recently unveiled an all new version of their classic small block muscle car at the opening night extravaganza of the Barrett-Jackson auction. The original GT350 was well known for its ability to get around corners and enjoyed quite a bit of success as a production class race car and will be resurrected in the form of an all new Ford Mustang Ford Mustang . While the 2011 GT350 that was on display at the gala was only a concept conceived in cooperation with experts from Ford Racing, Borla exhaust, Goodyear tires, Cragar wheels and Baer brakes; Shelby will be offering a take home version very soon.

For an additional $33,995 over the price of a brand new 5.0 Liter Ford Mustang GT, Shelby will deliver a 500 HP supercharged pony car sitting on a Ford Racing suspension rolling around on a set of 19 inch retro muscle car wheel housing a set of massive six piston brake calipers and a modern aero package covered in the signature Shelby white livery with Guardsman Blue Le Mans racing stripes running the length of the vehicle. The best part about owning a brand new GT350 is that the car comes to you via your local Ford dealer after being prepared in Shelby Shelby ’s Las Vegas based workshop, so not only do you get the reliability of a brand new car under warranty but it is also one of the cheapest ways to buy into the Shelby American registry.

Press release after the jump.

Besides the F150 Super Snake Concept , Shelby also revealed in Las Vegas (not SEMA), a new turbocharged package for 2007-2008 Shelby GT’s and 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT’s with a manual transmission. The cost of the package is $22,599, not including the car.

The package uses a Turbonetics single-turbo system that increase the output of the 4.6-liter V8 engine to an amazing 550 hp. Besides that the package also features: Shelby Pro-Plus 4 wheel brake system and a performance suspension, Borla dual exhaust, Shelby Bar Grille and stripes and 18” X 9” chrome aluminum wheels.

Press release after the jump.

Of course that this days in Las Vegas SEMA Show got all the attention. But Shelby Auto decided not to bring their cars to SEMA. Instead they went to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In here the company brought the Super Snake Ford F150, a concept car with design inspired by the Shelby GT500 Super Snake.

Shelby Autos, in collaboration to Ford Racing started with a red 2007 F150 regular cab truck and added a custom functional hood and fascias, black Super Snake stripes and Alcoa Shelby wheels.

The engine was also tuned to deliver a total of 475 hp and the suspension was lowered 3 inches and tightened up to improve handling.

Press release after the jump.

Thanks in large part to its place in automotive lore, the 1965 Shelby Daytona has long been regarded as one of the most sought-after cars in the history of the world. So it should come as no surprise to any of us to find out that Shelby Distribution USA’s latest incarnation of the Shelby Daytona is still a smoking hot item for car enthusiasts of all ages.

The CSX 9000 Series Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Mk2 proudly follows the lineage of the 1965 masterpiece with a following that is sure to gain steam thanks in large part to a variety of upgrades over its predecessors.

For starters, the Shelby CSX 9000’s upgrades include a sturdier chassis, stiffened front and rear suspension, all-new 18-inch alloy wheels, and the addition of external door handles, something that previous Shelby models surprisingly lacked. The car’s interior has also been upgraded, including a much larger cabin space to give extra room for passengers, as well as sports seats and, not surprisingly, air conditioning.

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The Automotive Icon Carroll Shelby is playing with fire, he is preparing the GT500 Super Snake package for the all new even better looking Ford Mustang Ford Mustang and will unleash them onto the road in limited numbers starting in August. Customers can choose from either a 630 HP option, or the ridiculously powerful 725 HP version, priced at $29,495 or $33,495. That is after you buy the GT 500 that wears his name as well

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake

The Super Snake transformation consists of adjustable shocks matched with a set of lowering springs and sport tuned stabilizer bars along with a front strut tower brace, just like on the original Shelby Shelby Mustangs. Power upgrades are handled by a Ford Racing Supercharger kit that pumps out over 630 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque and for the big boys, a Shelby/Ford Racing or Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger kit that produces an insane 725 HP from the 5.4 Liter engine.

Press release after the jump.

Shelby revealed a new packages for 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT. The price for the SR package is $31,499. Next to it Shelby is also offering a post-title Shelby Supercharged package priced at $19,599.

Shelby SR performance package for the Ford Mustang

The Shelby SR package contains: Shelby/Ford Racing 550 HP Supercharger, short-throw shifter, Borla dual exhaust, 6 piston Baer Brakes system, Eibach performance suspension with coil over shocks, struts, pro sway bars, bump steer kit, new lower control arm bushings, caster/camber plates.

At the exterior it adds: Shelby grille with letters, engine dress up kit, Shelby SR graphics package, serial numbered dash plaque and engine plate and 18 or 19" wheels.


In 1965 the most prestigious racecar in the world, was a fastback version of Carroll Shelby’s Cobra. Designed by Peter Brock, the Shelby Daytona Coupe was the latest offering from the American racing driver and was also responsible for winning the 24 Hours of Lemans, and ultimately the World Manufacturer’s Championship that same year.

In order to celebrate this historic automobile, Shelby is unveiling a special edition: the Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition. The car is powered by a 530 HP V8, and there will even be a racing version with 560 HP. The special editions come with modern touches like 18 inch wheels and tires, suede Momo racing steering wheel, Alcantara seats with "Le Mans Edition" embroidery, "Le Mans Edition" gauges with a 200 mph speedometer and a tachometer that goes up to 10,000 RPM,

Press release after the jump.

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Factory Five "Champ Car" 65

Not everyone can afford one of the six Shelby Daytona Coupes (if you can, one is going to auction in May .) So for those who don’t want to put a million dollars worth of hardware on the track, Factory Five Racing has a new kit.

More information after the jump.

Shelby announced a new limited-edition Shelby Mustang will be revealed on February 5 at a fund-raiser dinner for the National Hot Rod Association museum. The car will be a track-only "R Model" to commemorating Jerry Titus’ 1965 SCCA Championship with the original Shelby GT-350R.

Shelby prepares new limited edition Mustang

"In 1965, my team built 37 small block ’R Model’ race-only versions of the Shelby GT350 Mustang that kicked tails on circuits worldwide," said Carroll Shelby Shelby . "Working with Ford Racing, we’re going to build a new track day ’R Model’ version of the Ford Shelby GT. It’ll be lots of fun to drive and ready to rip up the pavement right out of the box."

For those who think they may have to wait a while until the 2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 hits the streets for ’ol Shell to make the conversion, this may be some good news: the 2007-2008 Shelby GT will be the base for the car.

The car will come with 550 hp from the 4.6-liter V8. It will also feature a short throw six-speed manual transmission, Grand-Am spec roll cage, upgraded cooling system, 18-inch wheels with racing tires, and racing brakes. All this non-street fun can be yours for $134,995.

Full breakdown in the press release after the jump

Source: Autoblog
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Carroll Shelby first made a prototype car back in 1968 called the "Green Hornet". It was a testbed for a fuel injection system as well as an independent rear suspension. Because it was one-of-a-kind prototype, it is a very valuable collector car today. Valuable enough that Carroll Shelby authorized a stock 1968 Mustang to be made into an official reproduction called the "Black Hornet".

The Black Hornet carries the same 428 Cobra Jet V8 engine as the original Green Hornet making 335 hp. The car also features Edelbrock aluminum heads, a top-loader 4-speed transmission, power steering, power brakes, and Shelby 10-spoke wheels. According to the builder, "XP500 CSS ’Black Hornet’ is identical to the Greent Hornet just after it received disc brakes but prior to the Colonic EFI or independent rear suspension."

Now the Black Hornet is on its way to the auction block for a good cause. Starting on December 2nd eBay will carry the car at a minimum bid of $100,000, and all proceeds go to help the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation.

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